This morning Ryan, Nathan, Sam, and I went to the Halloween costume parade at Nathan’s school.
Here the two Vaders indulge in a little early morning light saber battle.
But they hug it out afterwards.
We went to Sara’s to trick-or-treat because her neighborhood is clearly the best. Even Ryan got dressed up. She’s Ninjini, from Skylanders Giants.
The boys had a great time trick-or-treating, including at the place that essentially was a carnival complete with a live band in someone’s front yard. Then we went back to Sara’s to eat pizza and Nathan VERY enthusiastically handed out candy to other kids. Since Sara’s yard was decorated as fabulously as always, he especially liked demonstrating the creepy mechanical kid that waved its arms and talked when you touched its head and pointing out that the glowing spider looked like it was farting when the fog machine behind it went off.
And everyone ate A LOT of candy and then collapsed.
Note that the patches on Sam’s costume are new. He cut and colored themselves last night. I helped tape them on, but otherwise it was all him.
We also carved pumpkins yesterday. Sam worked very carefully and intently, even using the little saws to cut numbers into his pumpkin.
Sam tried to give a pumpkin to Charlotte, which was very sweet.
In other news, Grandma and Gramps sent us a huge box of Calvin and Hobbes books. It was greeted with great delight. So far, we’re about half way through one of the ten books, so we should be set for reading material for a while. On the way to trick-or-treat today Nathan told me that Calvin and Hobbes was his favorite book and Bill Watterson is his favorite author.
The other day, Nathan came home crying because he hadn’t gotten a muffin at Sam’s preschool. So we got out Grandma’s chocolate chip muffin recipe, but I didn’t have chocolate chips, so we used a variety of Wilton candy melts. The boys were both extremely helpful, measuring, mixing, and scooping out the batter (even though Sam doesn’t look it in this picture.)